They were without their best player, they trailed inside 30 seconds, they went down to 10 men, yet Man City still found a way to win at Aston Villa.
Manchester City took a step closer to the Premier League title after a 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
From announced on Sunday to finished Tuesday, Gab Marcotti breaks down what happened in the most remarkable 48 hours those in soccer can remember.
The European Super League, which was to feature 12 of Europe's biggest clubs, has unraveled as the six English sides announced they would not join.
Pep Guardiola has criticised the plan to create a European Super League by insisting the competition "is not a sport."
Gianni Infantino told the European Super League clubs that they could not be "half in, half out" of the established football system.
Clubs including Manchester United and Manchester City are fielding calls from players worried about the ESL implications, sources have told ESPN.
UEFA is planning for next week's Champions League semis involving European Super League clubs to go ahead as scheduled, sources have told ESPN.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his government will do "everything we can" to stop the European Super League from going through.
The proposed Super League is not for fans, only the owners of football's biggest, richest clubs, who just want to become even bigger and richer.
UEFA's executive committee responded to the threat of a breakaway European Super League by voting to sanction the new-look 36-team Champions League.
Man City's dream of a historic Quadruple is over after their FA Cup loss to Chelsea. However many trophies they now win, will they be satisfied?
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